The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will kick off a great hunting season by inviting outdoor enthusiasts to a Sportsmen's Breakfast Meeting beginning at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, at the Fish and Game office, 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.
"We will provide a great Dutch oven breakfast and a very informative meeting," said Dave Cadwallader, Clearwater regional supervisor. "We will highlight the many opportunities that people can help in passing on the hunting tradition to future generations."
Mentors are needed for the Clearwater Region's new Youth Mentored Hunt Program, a partnership between Fish and Game and Pheasants Forever. The goal is to provide any youth a season long opportunity to go hunting with a trained and qualified adult mentor. Fish and Game hopes to focus on upland bird hunting opportunities this fall, with expansion into other hunting opportunities in the near future.
"There are plenty of opportunities to get involved - from mentoring new hunters to helping teach hunter education courses," Cadwallader said. "Extra efforts are need to attract today's youth to the marvelous sport of hunting, so we hope to visit with as many people as we can."
Forecasts for the fall steelhead, big game, upland bird seasons, as well as significant enforcement activities will also be presented.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in wildlife and is designed to stimulate informal discussion about wildlife issues in the Clearwater Region.
The meeting will run until 8:30 a.m., with several Dutch oven dishes and coffee provided.